Patrick Kane to play overseas

Updated: October 23, 2012, 11:23 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Add Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane to the growing list of stars playing overseas during the NHL lockout.

Kane has agreed to a deal with EHC Biel in the Swiss League.

"Excited and thankful to join EHC Biel in the Swiss League," Kane said on his Twitter account. "Looking forward to the experience."

Kane is the fifth Blackhawks player headed to Europe to play, joining teammates Viktor Stalberg, Bryan Bickell, Michal Rozsival and Michael Frolik.

Kane's agent, Pat Brisson, confirmed the signing and indicated he would leave for Switzerland on Sunday.

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